Sunday, July 4, 2010

Doris McCarthy, 100 years and painting!

Be careful, never be misled by the smile on a sweet, faced, old lady. Who would have ever thought that behind this gentle smile there lay an artistic tiger. How many artists can boast of painting plein aire in the arctic?

Doris McCarthy has a list of accomplishments as long as your arm, foremost among which is an Order of Canada and the first woman to become President of the Ontario Society of Artists, and she studied under Arthur Lismer and other members of the Group of Seven. She's well worth a read in this article.

And..what is more. This national treasure is still alive and with us and her art is showing a the University of Toronto Gallery now. (details in article)

For an interesting article about Dorothy, 'Doris McCarthy: A Century of Roughing It in the Bush', please check out this one in Canadian Art, by clicking here.

See also the McClaren Art Centre webpage.

1 comment:

  1. Amazing work from this woman - another person who I have not heard of before (thank you, Win, for introducing me and others to some of the most astonishing artists in Canada), but whose work I really love!


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